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Miley Cyrus Biography

Birth Name:
Destiny Hope Cyrus
Birth Place:
Franklin, Tennessee, United States
Profession
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • Nicknamed Smiley by her parents due to her sunny disposition as a child; later shortened the moniker to Miley
  • Appeared in the video for bluegrass singer Rhonda Vincent's song "If Heartaches Had Wings
  • " The 2006 debut of her comedy series Hannah Montana drew the largest audience to date for a Disney Channel show
  • First several song releases were credited to her character Hannah Montana instead of to Miley Cyrus
  • In 2008, posted a series of YouTube videos with friend Mandy Jiroux under the title "The Miley and Mandy Show
  • " Published the memoir Miles to Go in 2009
  • Launched a clothing line with Max Azria for Walmart in 2009
  • Supports the charity Youth Service in America, which encourages young people to become more active in their communities

Awards

  • 2009Golden Globe-Best Original Song - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2009Critics' Choice Awards-Best Song: nominated

Relationships